The preacher was Saint Alphonsus Ligouri. He used the phrase “Pazzo per amore” to describe God’s love for humanity.

Alphonsus used the crib as a, symbol of God’s love. The crib speaks of a God in order to be close to and identify with humanity. It’s a reminder that God chose to be born, not in a 5-star hotel, but in a backward place among the poorest people. The shepherds and the goatherds. This was in order to show that his love embraces everyone. Especially the poor.

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This crazy love of God is the Good News of Christmas. God loves us all... Crazily, madly, deeply.